17 Easy Hand Sewing Projects For Beginners

Feeling a little crafty? If you are bored at home or finding new hobbies to do, then why not try some hand sewing? Sewing is a great activity to do with your kids or when you need something relaxing to do in your free time! Hand-sewn projects also make a great home decor or personalized gift to your loved ones! With that said, here are 17 easy hand sewing projects perfect for beginners.

17. How To Make Hand Sewn Velvet Pumpkins

You can hand sew this pretty fabric pumpkins even if you do not know how to sew a straight stitch. I am sharing how to find the fabric for very little cost to make your own set of Velvet Pumpkins.

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16. How To Make DIY Fabric Mushrooms – Free Pattern

Making DIY fabric mushrooms is fun and addictive. I know I say that about all my crafts! But with these fabric mushrooms, I just couldn’t stop making them.

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15. Scandinavian DIY Halloween Felt Decorations

I made these DIY Halloween felt decorations as I prefer to err on the side of subtle and simple when decorating for the holidays. This Halloween craft fits with that remit.

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14. Unique Easy To Make Handmade Felt Christmas Ornaments

I got the idea for these monochrome handmade felt Christmas ornaments when I made my monochrome shoe box craft. The monochrome childlike cartoon look of the boxes really appealed to me.

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13. How To Make Embroidered Hanging Bird Decorations

These pretty little hanging decorations are easy to make, either from pretty fabric or with some simple embroidery stitches. They can be filled with lavender or potpourri to make scented sachets to hang in your wardrobe or just with a little fiberfill to hang around the house as pretty spring decorations.

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12. Embroidered Mini Biscornu

Have you ever heard of a biscornu? Up until a week ago I hadn’t, but now I’ve discovered they are really fun to make. I made this little navy and cream biscornu scissor keeper.

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11. Make: Crabcakes – A DIY Crab Plush (with a Free Sewing Pattern)

We’ve got a birthday in the house!! That’s right – this week we’re celebrating 2 things with one adorable DIY crab softie! As kids, my sister and I spent our summer vacations playing in the ocean on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. She lives on the other Coast now in California, and it just happens to be her birthday tomorrow, so in honor, I thought I’d make a cute little DIY crab plush for the family beach lover!

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10. Make: Our DIY Gingerbread Plushies, Nibble and Snap!

Someone took a bite out of these adorably silly DIY gingerbread plush toys! Use our free gingerbread plush sewing pattern and simple tutorial to make your own festive soft toys. This is a deliciously fun holiday kid’s craft for sewing beginners…

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9. Make: DIY No-Smudge Chalk Pastel Rainbow Softies

These dreamy mini chalk pastel rainbow softies perfectly fit the bill, as they’re simple to make, a lovely spring gift for anyone, and a great opportunity for an art activity. PLUS I have a secret ingredient that will keep these DIY softies smudge-free and colorfast.

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8. How to Sew a Button Like a Pro (for Beginners)!

We’re going back to basics with this post on how to sew a button by hand including 2 hole buttons, 4 hole buttons, shank buttons and more! Learn how reattach those buttons on your shirts, pants and coats so they’ll never fall off again!

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7. Almost No-Sew Fleece Pillow

Have some fleece scarves that have lost their original shape or usefullness? Why not transform it into a cozy fleece pillow for your couch!

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6. A Lovely Pincushion from a Mayonaise Jar Lid

I am so in love with these pincushions! They are very simple- I like to cut out a bunch of the circles and strips at one time and put them together and then do the embroidery part while watching Lil’ Miss play in the park. They are really a lot of fun. And coordinating the embroidery to the fabric is fun too.

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5. Tutorial: Stitch a Flower Garden Bottlecap Pin Cushion

A while ago, I showed you how to make a bottlecap pincushion from the lid to a 2 liter bottle, a bit of wool felt and some wool stuffing. These are some of my favorite things to make. I’ll spend some time making a whole bunch of the pincushions and then spend several weeks embroidering them in the evening while the Hubs and I watch Outlander.

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4. Printable Sewing Pattern: Appliqued Sachets or Ornaments

First, I want to apologize to anyone who got the last couple months worth of posts all at once in their feed reader. I switched over to WordPress and it successfully brought all my posts over, but it seems to have re-posted some of them too. Anyway…. you should only get new stuff from now on!

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3. Mustache Jar Cozy

Ok, I admit it, I’m just in love with little mustaches on everything! That and googly eyes. This is an idea that I’ve had floating around for a long time. If you don’t love the idea of the mustache applique, feel free to embroider anything you like on this jar cozy!

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2. Free Pattern & Tutorial: Wise Mr. Owl

I’ve been working on a bunch of sweet felt patterns lately to go along with the hand-dyed wool felt that I’ve been creating. This is the first one. He’s a sweet little guy who loves to read and to be played with! You can attach a little ribbon to the top of him to make an ornament, but he’d make a perfect little toy for any little guy or gal.

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1. Felt Popsicle Keychain

What better way to cool off this summer than with a popsicle… a felt popsicle, that is! This Felt Popsicle Keychain is such a fun summer craft that is easy for anyone to make in any color of felt you want! I kind of want a collection of plush popsicles in ALL the colors, personally…. Anyway, in just 30 minutes or so, you can create your own felt plush popsicle keychain using my free printable pattern. I hope you have a great time making this project!

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